Monday, October 15, 2018

Queens Baseball Convention Official Press Release Announcing Keith Hernandez Appearing

Contact: Keith Blacknick or Dan Twohig           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE QBC2016@GMAIL.COM

Former team Captain and current SNY announcer set to appear on January 19th 

Keith Hernandez, the first Captain of the New York Mets and leader of the 1986 World Series Championship team, will headline the 2019 Queens Baseball Convention organizers announced today.

The former MVP and batting champion, and current member of the SNY Mets broadcast team, will take part in an hour-long panel discussion which will include taking some questions from attendees to the 6th annual event.  Following the panel, Mr. Hernandez will take part in an autograph session with fans.

QBC will kick-off at 10:30 am on January 19th at Katch Astoria (31-19 Newtown Ave., Astoria, NY).  For more information, including tickets and schedules please go to or email us at 

Tickets will go up for sale in November.

From 1983, when he was traded from the St. Louis Cardinals, Keith Hernandez was the everyday first baseman for the New York Mets.  A 5-time All Star and 11-time Gold Glove winner, in 1986 Hernandez led the Mets to their second World Series Championship.  In 1987, in recognition of his leadership, he was named the first Captain in the team’s history.  Hernandez retired following the 1990 season with 2,182 hits and a .296 lifetime batting average.

In 1992, Hernandez made a now famous guest appearance on Seinfeld where he befriended Jerry and briefly dated Elaine.  Six years later he reprised his role in the series finale.

In 1999 Hernandez joined Gary Cohen and fellow 86er Ron Darling to form SNY’s award winning Mets broadcast team.

Now in its 6th year, the Queens Baseball Convention was created as a mid-winter gathering of Mets fan,  combining the essence of a “Fan Fest” with the spirit of a “Comic Con.”

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